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Muriel Bowser Ward 4



John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004


Phone: (202) 727-2643

Chief of Staff:
John Falcicchio

City Administrator:
Rashad Young

Director of the Mayor's Office of Legal Counsel:
Ronald R. Ross

Senior Advisor:
Beverly Perry
Director of Mayor's Office of Community Affairs:
Lamont Akins

Director of Mayor's Office of Community Relations and Services:
Julia Irving

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October 31, 2019 | Vol. 5, Issue 44

Letter from the Mayor

Dear Washingtonians,

It's a wonderful week in Washington, DC: The Washington Nationals are World Series champions and the District's public schools are the fastest improving in the nation

How'd we get here? In both cases, we got here because over a decade ago our community worked together to make this week possible. Together, we brought baseball back to the District; and, together, we made the choice to invest in and prioritize our public schools.

As we celebrate both of these achievements, I am inspired by the reminder of what is possible when we build citywide solutions to citywide challenges. I am proud of the persistence and perseverance of our students and educators; and I am motivated to always stay in the fight by this joyful and tenacious Nationals team. 

Now, let's keep working together to continue building a diverse, equitable, resilient, and winning DC!


Muriel Bowser

In This Week's Newsletter:

This Saturday: Join Us at the 2019 Nationals Championship Parade

Nats Parade

The #SportsCapital will host a parade to celebrate the Washington Nationals’ World Series victory! The 2019 Nationals Championship Parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 2, at 2:00 p.m. The parade will begin on Constitution Avenue NW at 15th Street NW, proceed east along Constitution Avenue NW, and end on Pennsylvania Avenue NW at 3rd Street NW with a team rally.

Fans attending the parade are encouraged to:

  • Text “NATS” to 888-777 to receive text alerts on safety, transit, and weather updates from the District about the parade;
  • Leave your car at home - take Metro or the many other public transit options as parking will be extremely limited near the route;
  • Use #FightFinished on social media; and
  • Visit for the latest information.

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Tonight: Safe Halloween with MPD

MPD Halloween

Tonight, each Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) district station will host a Halloween safe haven event where they decorate the station and provide candy, fun, and entertainment for members of the community.

Find more information about Halloween events and safety tips HERE

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Leaf Collection Begins November 4

Leaf Collection

Beginning Monday, November 4, the Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin leaf collection. Collecting leaves reduces potential accidents and injuries caused by slipping on wet leaves and prevents catch basins and storm drains from clogging and causing street flooding during heavy rains.

Find the Do's and Don'ts of leaf collection as well as the collection schedule for your neighborhood HERE. And download the MyDPW app to receive alerts about when leaf collection is scheduled for your address. 

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Now Out: EOTR Podcast Episode 3

EOTR Podcast

In episode 3 of the Every Opportunity To Rise podcast, join Robyn and Director of the Mayor's Office on African American Affairs Ashley Emerson as they discuss the benefits of being a homeowner in DC.

Watch HERE and listen HERE

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A District Minute

district minute video

This week’s District Minute features stories about the World Series, the 17th Street High Heel Race, and Dave Chappelle. 

Pathways to the Middle Class: Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, Youth Development Representative

Pathways to the Middle Class

The mission of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) is to provide court-involved youth the opportunity to become more productive residents by building on the strengths of youth and their families in the least restrictive, most home-like environment consistent with public safety.

DYRS has an opening for a Youth Development Representative. This position is responsible for the rehabilitation, direct supervision and active positive engagement, as well as the safety and security of youth in the custody of DYRS. All details regarding this vacancy, including qualifications, can be found by visiting the job announcement.

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